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2020 GVN Special Annual Meeting: Epidemics & Pandemics in the Modern Era 1

2020 GVN Special Annual Meeting: Epidemics & Pandemics in the Modern Era

The Global Virus Network is holding a 2020 GVN Special Annual Meeting to address epidemics and pandemics in the modern era. The meeting will bring together members and representatives of GVN Centers of Excellence globally to facilitate international collaborations and sharing of information. Specifically, this meeting will focus on lessons learned from previous and current …

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International Data Sharing and Artificial Intelligence Cooperation in Global Public Health Emergencies: A Virtual Roundtable

Governments and private actors are leveraging the power of big data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to monitor and contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Secure, timely and reliable data collection and sharing on a global scale are critical to understanding how the virus spreads, maximizing the effectiveness of government policies, and promoting international cooperation …

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Harnessing mobile phone data in response to COVID-19 - Online webinar series 3

Harnessing mobile phone data in response to COVID-19 – Online webinar series

The COVID-19 crisis represents a unique moment in history, when there has never been greater unity of purpose across stakeholders, greater need for new ways of working, and greater opportunity to advance collective action on the Sustainable Development Goals and our development agenda. UN Global Pulse invites officers from National Statistical Offices (NSOs) in Africa …

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Fully Convolutional Neural Network for Rapid Flood Segmentation in Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery 4

Fully Convolutional Neural Network for Rapid Flood Segmentation in Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery

Rapid response to natural hazards, such as floods, is essential to mitigate loss of life and the reduction of suffering. For emergency response teams, access to timely and accurate data is essential. Satellite imagery offers a rich source of information which can be analysed to help determine regions affected by a disaster. Much remote sensing …

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Visual Communications and Design Intern 5

Visual Communications and Design Intern

Deadline: 10 August 2020 Purpose and Scope of Assignment The intern will work closely with the technical team and communications team to contribute to producing communications materials on various data analytics projects. The intern(s) will execute the following duties: Assist with condensing AI and data science research findings into accessible multimedia outputs including graphics, video …

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UNDESA Virtual Expert Group meeting

The Division for Inclusive Social Development (DISD) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), in collaboration with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), is organizing an expert group meeting on the priority theme of the 59th session of the Commission for Social Development (Feb. 2021), …

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AIS Big Data Hackathon 6

AIS Big Data Hackathon

The United Nations Statistics Division, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and UN Global Pulse are jointly, in collaboration with MarineTraffic and consultation with AIS Task Team members, organizing a remote participation Hackathon from 3-6 September. The Hackathon is calling on teams to explore the use of Automatic Identification System (AIS) data to …

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Scaling and Development Intern 7

Scaling and Development Intern

Deadline: 11 August 2020 Purpose and Scope of Assignment Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Data Innovation Strategist, the intern will have a double focus on project and product coordination, and software development: Assist in the product management of Global Pulse tools, including the coordination of user and feature requests, creating product roadmaps, …

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